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Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.

So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…

Ballet Quad Cities Returns With ‘The Nutcracker’

Ballet Quad Cities will be presenting the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” December 10th at 2:30pm & 7:30pm at the Adler Theatre, Davenport, Iowa..

In 10 days The Nutcracker and The Rat Queen will battle to rule the Land of The Sweets. Find out who will rule the Kingdom at a performance of The Nutcracker!

Celebrate the holidays with an enchanted experience for the whole family. Be swept away on a journey to the land of sweets, as Ballet Quad CitiesOrchestra Iowa present The Nutcracker. Breathtaking sets, dazzling costumes, incredible dancers, and extraordinary music. This performance will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come.

Join Ballet Quad Cities after the 7:30pm performance for an Afterglow to meet the dancers and musicians at Stompbox Brewing, 210 East River Drive, Davenport.

Ballet Quad Cities Returning With The Nutcracker Next Week

Rock Island Schools Reading Night Is Tuesday

Join us for Family Reading Night on December 6! This is open to all RIMSD#41 K-2nd grade students. Come and learn new ways to help your child improve their reading skills at home. There will be a bounce house, snacks and more for those who attend!
Sign up now, spaces are limited – > https://www.signupgenius.com/go/reading2022
Rock Island Schools Holding Reading Night Dec. 6

Davenport Library Holding Wellness Event

On Monday, December 5th from 9am – 12pm at | Main, The Library will be partnering with Amerigroup, St. Anthony’s Parish, Community Health Care, Inc., Iowa Total Care and Scott County Health Department to host a Free Winter Wellness Event. Healthcare Visits, Flu Shots, COVID shots and boosters, confidential HIV/HCV testing, gift cards, winter coats and blankets, hygiene items and 75 laundry vouchers valued at $10 each (sponsored by Amerigroup) will be provided free of charge to attendees of the event.

For more information, please visit: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9711612

Davenport Library Winter Wellness Event Is Free and Open to The Public!  

Geneseo Christmas Walk Strolling In This Weekend

The 2022 Geneseo Christmas Walk presents: A Victorian Walk Throwback
Saturday December 10, 2022
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Victorian Walk returns for one year only as the 2022 Geneseo Christmas Walk presents: Victorian Walk Throwback. This year’s logo features the classic Victorian family walking towards the Central Schoolhouse to celebrate Christmas in Geneseo!

Attending the Victorian Walk Throwback will be a must for anyone’s holiday schedule, so save the date!

Geneseo Christmas Walk Presents A Victorian Walk Throwback This Holiday Season

Stay tuned for more Victorian Walk Throwback updates as we get closer to the holiday season. We promise that this year’s event will be one for the ages.

Merry Christmas, Geneseo!

For more information, please contact the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce at geneseo@geneseo.org, or 309-944-2686.

Rock Island Schools Hosting Holiday Concerts

Here is a schedule of the upcoming Winter Concerts and School Programs in RIMSD #41:

Dec. 6thRIHS Winter Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 PM @RIHS Auditorium

Dec. 7thWashington Music Dept. Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium

Dec. 8thRidgewood @ 9:00 (3rd-6th  grades and Miss Liz’s class) and 10:15 (K-2nd grades, Miss Alicia’s class, Miss Kati’s class)

Dec. 8thEdison Music Dept. Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium

Dec. 12thRIHS Winter Band Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium

Dec. 13thRIHS Winter Choir Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium

Dec. 14thEarl Hanson @ 9:00 AM (K-2nd grades) and @ 10:00 AM (3rd-6th grades)

Dec. 14thRICMS @ 6:30 PM @ RIHS Auditorium

Dec. 15th—Eugene Field @ 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (K-3rd grades only)

Dec. 15thDenkmann @ 6:00 PM (K-3rd grades) and 7:30 PM (4th-6th grades) @ RIHS                            Auditorium

Dec. 16thRI Academy @ 1:00 PM (K-2nd grades) and 2:00 PM (3rd-6th grades)

Dec. 16thLongfellow @ 1:30 PM

Dec. 16thFrances Willard @ 1:00 (K-2nd grades) and 2:00 PM (3rd-6th grades)

Get The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent

Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?

How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?

The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.

Rock Out With Bingo!

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
Think you know your music?
If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
What is Rock Star Bingo?
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
ROCK Tonight With Rock Star Bingo At Bettendorf's Tangled WoodIt’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Rock Island

The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce MidAmerican Energy Company as the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year.

Playcrafters New Show, Liz At Raccoon, Festival Of Trees And More In This Week's FUN10Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud to partner with.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

EXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES

Nov 17 – Dec 12, Wed – Sun, 5-9PM

Dec 15 – Jan 2, Daily*, 5-9PM

*HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Open New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$8 Adults, $4 Youth 2-15, Under 2 Free

QC Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

receive $2 off Admission

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free admission Wednesday nights throughout the exhibit duration. Members must show membership card upon entry.

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

MEMBERS FREE ADMISSION NIGHTS

WEDNESDAYS, 11/17-1/2, 5-9PM

Members must show membership card upon entry. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

DATE NIGHTS

12/2, 12/16, 12/30 THURS, 6-9PM

Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot cocoa provided.

$20 couple, $10 individual

SANTA AND THE MRS. VISIT

12/10 FRI, 12/11 SAT, 5-8PM

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take your own photos. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.

Regular Admission

IMPACTLIFE BLOOD DRIVE

11/24, 12/15, WED, 4-7:30PM

Donate blood at the donor bus in our parking lot on select dates to receive two free tickets to the light exhibit. Masks and appointments are required. Schedule an appointment at bloodcenter.org or call 800-747-5401. Hosted in collaboration with Visit Quad Cities.

Maddie Poppe Coming To Rhythm City

Folk Singer Maddie Poppe is set to perform music from her Christmas From Home EP in the Event Center at Rhythm City Casino on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 8 PM. Tickets are $30 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee (this fee is waived when tickets are purchased at The Market Gift Shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort).

All ages are welcome to attend. Tickets in the ADA section are for patrons with mobility disabilities and up to three companions. If companion seating is not available because the ADA section is sold out, Rhythm City Casino Resort will offer other seats as close as possible to the accessible seat, if available, at the purchase price of the original section.

Maddie Poppe to Perform Christmas Music At Iowa's Rhythm City Casino

Maddie Poppe is a twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa and Season 16 winner of American Idol. Maddie fell in love with music at a young age, learning to play guitar, ukulele and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs from the Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. After years of performing locally in Iowa, she decided to audition for American Idol and was ultimately crowned the winner in May 2018.

Since her Idol victory, Maddie has appeared on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! With Kelly & Ryan and the Radio Disney Music Awards and the Kelly Clarkson Show. Maddie’s sophomore album Whirlwind reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts and her single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC Radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” also swept radio charts, reaching #17.

In Fall 2019, Maddie supported Ingrid Michaelson on The Dramatic Tour, an experience she calls a dream come true.
Hoping to brighten the 2020 holiday season, Maddie released a holiday EP aptly titled Christmas From Home on November 20th and embarked on a near-sold out acoustic Christmas tour. Maddie is currently working on new music!

 

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